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Looking Up

Dan C. Lortie

in School Principal

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780226493480
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226493503 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226493503.003.0004
Looking Up

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This chapter examines the situation of elementary school principals in the U.S. as subordinate officials in a vertical system of authority. It reviews the public context of principals' work and the formal structure within which it is carried out and describes the extensive system of controls exercised over principals by those above them. This chapter also discusses the expectations of principals from their bosses and looks into the ways in which respondents frame their relationship with those above them.

Keywords: elementary school principals; subordinate officials; controls; authority

Chapter.  9663 words. 

Subjects: Schools Studies

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